MOSCOW, July 29 (Itar-Tass) - The space industry should use its capacities more actively in Siberia, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev believes.
During Russian Security Council visiting meeting, which opened in Ulan-Ude on Monday, its Secretary said: “Unfortunately, it cannot be said yet that Siberia is a leader in the use of space activity results.” “Several issues, which are connected with development of a legal acts system, which promote the use of space results activity in the regions, remain unsettled. The integration of federal, regional and municipal systems of monitoring and control is needed,” he underlined.
The training of specialists in this trend at the regional level is also an acute issue, Patrushev added.
“It is needed to work out the issue of amending several strategic planning documents, particularly the strategy of socio-economic development of the Siberian Federal District until 2020, providing the measures for the use of the results of space activity,” Patrushev noted.
He recalled that “the initial mechanism of introducing the results of space activity in the territory was launched.” In particular, the Federal Space Agency signed the agreements with Buryatia and Khakassia, Altai and Krasnoyarsk territories, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Omsk and Tomsk regions. The regional target programs, which are aimed at ensuring security of shipments and a higher quality of transportation services, were adopted in the Republic of Tuva, the Krasnoyarsk territory, Irkutsk and Novosibirsk regions.
The roadmap was developed to introduce the technologies in navigation to develop the Omsk region socio-economically.
“Meanwhile, this is just the beginning of work,” Patrushev noted.
The problems and the measures of making the use of space activity results more efficient in Russian constituent territories will be discussed at a meeting with representatives of the Federal Space Agency in Ulan-Ude.